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Best Diner

Sip and Bite

2200 Boston St., (410) 675-7077

Posted 9/17/2003

Diners evolved as part of the American landscape to fill a natural purpose: providing quick, filling, and above all inexpensive fare for Joe (and Jane) Worker as they labored 'round the clock on or in the nation's ports, factories, and highways. Sadly this noble mission seems co-opted by some sick nostalgia for a time and place that never was, embodied in super-shiny chrome, neon jukeboxes, and other "nifty '50s" memorabilia and $8 hamburgers. Real diners are Hopper's "Nighthawks"; faux diners are that moronic "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" revisioning where Elvis is behind the counter serving James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Humphrey Bogart.

Happily, the Sip and Bite remains what it's always been--a diner in the truest sense of the word, where good, filling, and cheap chow is available any time of day or night. Breakfast is 'round-the-clock classic, with extra-tasty hash browns, and don't miss the meat loaf.

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Other Awards for Best Diner:

Broadway Diner, 9/16/2009

Broadway Diner, 9/17/2008

Forest Diner, 9/19/2007

Happy Day Diner, 9/20/2006

Holiday Restaurant, 9/21/2005

Overlea Diner, 9/22/2004

Sip and Bite, 9/18/2002

Boulevard Diner, 9/19/2001

Rallo's Restaurant, 9/13/2000

Star Light Diner, 9/15/1999

Star Light Diner, 9/17/1997

Double T, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Sip and Bite:

Best Maryland Crab Soup, 9/16/2009

Best Diner, 9/18/2002

Best Crab Cake You Wouldn’t Expect, 9/18/1996

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